Pirates agree to terms with fourth-rounder Taylor Gushue

Rich Schultz

The Pirates have agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Taylor Gushue for $388,800, Jim Callis tweets. That's exactly the bonus pool value for that pick.

Gushue is a junior catcher out of the University of Florida, but he's young at 20, having graduated from high school a semester early so that he could enroll in college. He's a switch hitter who doesn't get the highest marks for his hitting but could end up with average power. His defense is reasonably well regarded, although he's a little inexperienced behind the plate, having played mostly first base in 2012 while Mike Zunino was catching.

The Pirates also agreed to terms with 22nd-rounder Eric Karch, a senior pitcher out of Pepperdine. (The Bucs have reached deals with three players named Eric or Erik; apparently "Eric" is the new "Zach.") Here's the list of players who have reportedly agreed to terms so far.

1. Cole Tucker
2. Mitch Keller
CB2. Trey Supak
4. Taylor Gushue
5. Michael Suchy
6. Tyler Eppler
8. Austin Coley
10. Alex McRae
12. Tyler Filliben
15. Eric Dorsch
16. Sam Street
17. Michael Clemens
18. Erik Lunde
22. Eric Karch
28. Nicholas Neumann

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